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Elder Charles D. Beck

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The traditional wisdom is the fact that contemporary African-American gospel springs from Thomas A. Dorsey and starts during the melancholy. However, you can find figures through the formative many years of modern gospel that show up equally important with regards to its development which have obtained small, if any reputation. One such musician was the Elder Charles D. Beck, in charge of a lot more than 60 recordings over his life time for every small label beneath the sun. Being a performing evangelist, Elder Beck made an appearance in tent revivals and in dark churches all around the USA during his longer profession, and in a live framework, Beck was a well-known performer. He seen recording as an important section of his function, both as a way to spread the gospel also to create his name. He actually documented whenever he could easily get into a studio room, and also made an appearance thoroughly on radio, although small is well known of his actions there. Elder Beck was created in Portable, Alabama around 1900. He initial arises on record in Dec 1930, recording on the Ruler Edward Resort in Jackson, Mississippi for Okeh alongside Elder Curry and his Congregation (like the great monitor “Memphis Flu,” occasionally cited being a pioneer rock and roll & move record.) He arises again in NY in the summertime of 1937, saving single for Decca along with his personal piano as “The Performing Evangelist.” His piano playing is usually swinging and pumping inside a barrelhouse idiom, but employs a lighter contact than had Az Dranes on her behalf recordings from the 1920s. Elder Beck shut out his prewar documenting career having a Bluebird program featuring a complete go with of congregation in July 1939. Following the Second Globe War, using the rise of impartial record brands, Elder Beck actually strike his stride. Between 1946 and 1956, he documented for Eagle, Gotham, Ruler, Chart and perhaps other small brands which have dropped beneath the radar of gospel and blues experts. These records are classics: “Jesus, I REALLY LIKE You,” which he documented double, bears such a solid resemblance to Elvis Presley’s ballad design that it helps the theory that Beck might have been among the preachers that Presley himself noticed sing while going to dark tent revival solutions as a kid. “There is a Useless Cat at risk,” which have been recorded with the Rev F.W. McGee back 1930, implies that Elder Beck was alert to the gospel information created by his predecessors and attemptedto reinvent them in his very own style — an essential method of procedure that could become central to afterwards gospel recording performers. A few of his recordings, such as for example “Wines Head Willie Place That Container Down” are theatrical established parts where Beck interacts with people of his congregation in sort of morality play. This gets to a feverish pitch in his last 78-era discharge, “Stone Sermon,” where Elder Beck lectures around the evils of rock and roll & move music towards the accompaniment of the blistering rock-guitar single along with a congregation around the brink of ecstasy. There’s actually nothing else enjoy it on this globe. Elder Beck’s last documenting was a full-length LP, Urban Holiness Support, made in Dec 1957 for Folkways. This is an entire support recorded in the Chapel of God in Christ in Buffalo, NY. The folk enthusiasts who recorded it could not have recognized how well-entrenched currently the Elder was with regards to recording, but in this support Elder Beck actually pulls out all of the halts, playing piano, trumpet, vibes, body organ and drums at numerous times. As with his 78 information like “Shouting with Elder Beck” and “What DO YOU CONSIDER About Jesus,” Elder Beck maintains a greatly exciting speed and maintains the congregation at a rate of high energy and participation. He must’ve been an exceptionally compelling performer personally. After 1960, People in america saw increasingly much less of Elder Beck, as he was involved with overseas missionary function, mainly in Ghana. He’s believed to possess passed away there sometime around 1972. Two of his recorded recordings, released on Eagle 101 and 104, possess still not really been located. While Elder Beck continues to be all but unfamiliar to specialists on blues and gospel, within his personal milieu he continues to be a celebrity designer, and product sales of his reissued recordings stay strong even today.

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Full Name Elder Charles D. Beck
Date Of Birth 1900
Died 1972


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#Fact
1 Portrays Daskal, a Russian tank commander, in the film, The Beast; and Lieutenant Platko, in the TV series, The Beast.
2 His father was Polish and his mother was Ukrainian. They had been forced into factory labor by the Nazis.
3 Attended private Catholic Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, New York City, whose fellow alumni included Martin Scorsese, George Carlin', Regis Philbin, Jamal Mashburn and Don DeLillo.
4 Has appeared in three network series where he was written out after the first season: Law & Order (1990) Jesse (1998) and Hack (2002).
5 Last name is pronounced "ZUHN-zuh".


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ShellShock: Nam '67 2004 Video Game Platt (voice)
Hack 2002-2003 TV Series Tom Grzelak Tom "Grizz" Grzelak
Superman: Shadow of Apokolips 2002 Video Game Perry White (voice)
City by the Sea 2002 Reg Duffy
Determination of Death 2002 Mac
The Agency 2002 TV Series Helmut
Third Watch 2000 TV Series Faith's Dad
Touched by an Angel 2000 TV Series Bud Baxter
Above Suspicion 2000 Stamos
Instinct 1999 Dr. John Murray
Jesse 1998-1999 TV Series John Warner, Sr.
Superman 1996-1999 TV Series Perry White
Species II 1998 Colonel Carter Burgess Jr
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero 1998 Video Dr. Gregory Belson (voice)
The New Batman Adventures 1997 TV Series Arnold Wesker - The Ventriloquist Scarface
The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest 1997 TV Movie Perry White (voice)
Trading Favors 1997 Wallace Muller
That Darn Cat 1997 Boetticher
Road Rovers 1996 TV Series Gustav Hovac
Superman: The Last Son of Krypton 1996 TV Movie Perry White (voice)
The Limbic Region 1996 TV Movie Lloyd
Batman: The Animated Series 1992-1995 TV Series Scarface Arnold Wesker The Ventriloquist ...
Dangerous Minds 1995 Hal Griffith
Crimson Tide 1995 Chief of the Boat
The Enemy Within 1994 TV Movie Jake
Matlock 1994 TV Series A.D.A. Michael Brennen
The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story 1994 TV Movie Dr. Cecil Jacobson
Animaniacs 1993 TV Series Ivan Bloski
The Untouchables 1993 TV Series Warden Wyandotte
Basic Instinct 1992 Gus
What She Doesn't Know 1992 TV Movie Jack Kilcoin
The Butcher's Wife 1991 Leo Lemke
Law & Order 1990-1991 TV Series Max Greevey
White Hunter Black Heart 1990 Paul Landers
Impulse 1990 Lt. Joe Morgan
Terror on Highway 91 1990 TV Movie Sheriff Jessie Barton
Cross of Fire 1989 TV Movie Boyd Gurley
The Ryan White Story 1989 TV Movie Dr. Kleiman
Honor Bound 1988 Wocjinski
Something Is Out There 1988 TV Mini-Series Frank Dileo
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1984-1988 TV Series Arthur Jennings / Mr. Elder
The Beast of War 1988 Daskal
Glory Years 1987 TV Movie John Moss
Crime Story 1987 TV Series Ivan Ivanovitch Patchenko
No Man's Land 1987 Uncle Mike (uncredited)
No Way Out 1987 Sam Hesselman
No Mercy 1986 Captain Stemkowski
One Police Plaza 1986 TV Movie Detective Gustav Stamm
The Twilight Zone 1986 TV Series Col. Ulyanov (segment "Red Snow")
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1986 TV Series
The Execution of Raymond Graham 1985 TV Movie Prison Chaplain
Brotherly Love 1985 TV Movie Lieutenant Conde
The Rape of Richard Beck 1985 TV Movie Blastig
Best Defense 1984 Steve Loparino
When She Says No 1984 TV Movie Paul Fellows
The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck 1984 TV Movie Lt. DeCarlo
Streamers 1983 Cokes
Faerie Tale Theatre 1983 TV Series The Woodsman
The Face of Rage 1983 TV Movie Nick
Open All Night 1981-1982 TV Series Gordon Feester
A Long Way Home 1981 TV Movie Floyd Booth
Skokie 1981 TV Movie Frank Collin
Honky Tonk Freeway 1981 Eugene
Young Maverick 1979-1980 TV Series
Salem's Lot 1979 TV Movie Cully Sawyer
The Deer Hunter 1978 John
The Defection of Simas Kudirka 1978 TV Movie Gruzauskas
The Streets of San Francisco 1977 TV Series Paul Weber
Bert D'Angelo/Superstar 1976 TV Series Mike Zuber
Grady 1975 TV Series George Kosinski
Joe Forrester 1975 TV Series
The Waltons 1975 TV Series A.J.Covington
Starsky and Hutch 1975 TV Series Crandell
Movin' On 1975 TV Series Charlie Banner
The Happy Hooker 1975 Chet
Fischia il sesso 1974 Dean
Great Performances 1974 TV Series Gentleman
Kung Fu 1974 TV Series Mr. Evans / 1st John
Massage Parlor Murders! 1973 Mr. Creepy
Danni Lowinski 2011 TV Movie Augustus 'Gus' Lowinski
The Chosen One 2010 Norman
Batman: Arkham Asylum 2009 Video Game Blackgate Thug #1 (voice, uncredited)
The Beast 2009 TV Series Lieutenant Platko
October Road 2008 TV Series Gloy Daniels
Grey's Anatomy 2005-2007 TV Series Harold O'Malley
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy 2006 TV Series Coach
Superman: Brainiac Attacks 2006 Video Perry White (voice)
Adam and Eve 2005 Eve's Dad
Stargate SG-1 2005 TV Series Jim / Anubis

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Massage Parlor Murders! 1973 assistant director

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Deer Hunter 1978 performer: "Nocturne No. 6 in G Minor, Opus 15-3" 1833, "Down From Heaven" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Law & Order: The First 3 Years 2004 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Law & Order: The First 3 Years 2004 Video documentary short Himself
'Law & Order': The Beginning 2002 Video documentary short Himself
The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
The Making of 'Crimson Tide' 1995 Video documentary short Himself
All Access: On the Set of 'Crimson Tide' 1995 Video short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2012 TV Series Gus
Headline News 2006 TV Series Gus Moran
Cleaning Up 'Basic Instinct' 2001 Video short

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Guest Actor Grey's Anatomy (2005)
1983 Best Actor Venice Film Festival Streamers (1983) · Guy Boyd
· David Alan Grier
· Mitchell Lichtenstein
· Matthew Modine
· Michael Wright


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